Census data reveals females outnumber males in Goa

As per the provisional figures trickling out from the Census 2011, for the first time in the last decade, females have outnumbered males in Goa which has recorded a 8.17 percent growth in overall population.

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 16:21 PM IST

Panaji: As per the provisional figures
trickling out from the Census 2011, for the first time in the last decade, females have outnumbered males in Goa which has recorded a 8.17 percent growth in overall population.

Director of Census Operations AK Wasnik told
reporters Friday that since 2001, population of the state has
increased by 1.10 lakh to 14. 5 lakh of which 53,463 are
males and 56,592 females.

The enumeration data also revealed that overall
literacy rate in the state stood at 87.40 per cent and the
same is 92.81 percent among males and 81.84 percent in
females.
Among some interesting facts revealed in the figures
is a case of seven people who maintained that they belonged to
neither of the category of male or female.

The state, known for its picturesque beaches, has a
village named Codvol in Sattari taluka which has only five
inhabitants.
Shiroda village located in Ponda taluka has maximum
population of 14,030 among all villages whereas northernmost
Pernem has a least population on the urban front.

Margao in South Goa has the maximum population of
87,678.

PTI